Forty Rooms

images.jpgForty is God’s number for testing the human spirit. It’s the limit of man’s endurance, beyond which you are supposed to learn something true. Oh, you know what I mean — Noah’s 40 days and nights of rain, Moses’ 40 days in the desert, Jesus’ 40 days of fasting and temptation. Forty of anything is long enough to be a trial, but it’s man-size, too. In the Bible, 40 years make a span of one generation. Forty weeks make a baby.

Apparently the story goes that we all live our lives moving through forty rooms: my bedroom in the family home, my dorm room, the rooms of my first apartment, the rooms of my first house. This becomes the simple structure of Olga Grushin’s novel Forty Rooms.

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Show Me the Money, Donald

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Standing next to Trump is a man who makes the big bucks grooming dictators

There is a very convincing conspiracy theory being touted over at the Daily Kos in a post by Mark Sumner. Simply put, it demonstrates possible evidence that Donald Trump is a paid operative of Vladimir Putin in an attempt to foment chaos in the United States electoral process. The post is titled

Donald Trump may be acting crazy, but it’s keeping the news away from the one story he wants to bury

Do you think Trump doesn’t dare to release his income tax forms because they would reveal a dangerously high level of monetary remunerations coming from Russia?

Here is the synopsis of the Sumner post:

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